Vidya Balan: I want bigger openings than the Khans
Actress Vidya Balan He wants bigger openings for his movies than the male superstars of the movie industry. She adds that these are interesting times for actresses in Bollywood, because of the way they are presented on screen.
I want openings bigger than them (male superstars), he laughed, and added: I'm greedy. I think it is a very interesting moment in Hindi cinema. I really look forward to this decade. As an actress at that age of 41, I am amazed at the variety of roles and the types of films they offer me.
Vidya has rehearsed several performances in films such as' The Dirty Picture ',' Kahaani ',' Tumhari Sulu ',' Parineeta 'and' Lage Raho Munna Bhai 'and' Paa '. She was last seen in the multiple mission 'Mission Mangal', which raised about 300 million rupees at the box office. His next release, a biographical film about the math wizard ' Shakuntala Devi 'has already reaped a great buzz. It is often said that Vidya is the only actress in Bollywood that guarantees a grand opening at the box office, such as Khans or Akshay Kumar.
Speaking at a Fest 2020, Vidya pointed out the last decade has been one of significant change for actresses in Bollywood. Over the past 10 years, the scope has increased and expanded. It's a very exciting and exhilarating time. I can't talk about my next film because it hasn't been announced yet, and the film I am doing next does not belong to a genre that has been seen in Hindi cinema before. I am talking about a film after the biopic of Shakuntala Devi. It's a genre one couldn't have imagined and, for me as a female actor, it is interesting because I am the center of everything in it. So, the game is changing bigtime.
When asked what actresses he admired in Hindi cinema, Vidya replied: I always admired Shabana Azmi . She was one of the actresses with the voice. She was not scared to express her opinions and the kind of roles she picked for herself. She has a strong influence on me. In another way, Sridevi because she was probably one the biggest commercial successes as a female actor. People say she used to command the same price as her male counterparts and people went to watch films because of her. She did a variety of roles and I loved her as an actor. Sridevi is a completely different person from Shabana Azmi. She was so quiet and withdrawn, yet she had commanding screen presence. She quietly did what she had to so. I think these are the women from the film industry I really admire.
Vidya Balan's next film 'Shakuntala Devi' is directed and written by Anu Menon. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released on May 8.